Microsoft listed features and components deprecated in Access 2010, and recommends that “when you develop new Access applications, upgrade or modify existing app, avoid using and remove these features”. Here’s a quick list of deprecated features and workarounds:
- Calendar Control isn’t shipped, when you open a form with mscal.ocx, you’ll see error: “Your Microsoft Office Access database or project contains a missing or broken reference to the file 'MSCAL.OCX’.” To fix, remove this from your app. Some alternatives: Use a datepicker, or other 3rd-party calendar controls here, or here.
- As an alternative to “Snapshot Format”, you can export your reports to PDF/XPS and Excel formats instead.
- Users willn’t be able to design and execute Data Access Pages (DAPs). DAPs will continue to be stored in databases and round-tripped to down-level versions on save. You can use older versions of Microsoft Access to use them.
- Export, import and linking to data from Paradox 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Lotus 1-2-3, Access 1.0 and 2.0 (Red 2, or Jet 2) willn’t be available. User may see: Installable ISAM not found. You’ll need Access 2007 or older in order to excecute them.
- As a workaround to “Replication conflict Viewer,” you can write custom conflict resolution functions and mark them on ReplicationConflictFunction property in database replica set. Refer KB158930.